Feb 4, 2013 10:00am PST
our infrastructure is desperately under resourced and that we've got an energy problem? you know, a real crisis that is facing the country? what are your proposals? >> well, i tell you, when it comes to reliability, all you need to do is ask those millions of americans who were focused on the game last night and all of a sudden it wasn't there. so as we look to energy and the key role that it plays in a secure economy, i think you immediate to look no further than the inconvenience that people felt last night. we rolled out an energy proposal this morning that we've been working on for well over a year, and the basic premise is energy is good. pretty simple. manager is good. it's necessary. it defines who we are as a nation. what i am working towards is a proposal that gets under the circumstances to a policy that is affordable, it's abundant, it's clean, it's diverse, and it's secure. if we can work towards all those things, we actually get to a better climate, a better environment. just a place where we are stronger as a nation, and where we're cleaner environmentally as a nation.
Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
education and training, energy, and national security will cost us jobs. it will slow down our recovery. it's not the right thing to do for the economy. it's not the right thing for folks who are out there still looking for work. the good news is this doesn't have to happen. for all the drama and disagreements we've had over the past few years, democrats and republicans have still been able to come together and cut the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion through a mix of spending cuts and higher rates on taxes for the wealthy. a balanced approach has achieved more than $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction. that's more than halfway towards the $4 trillion in deficit reduction that economists and elected officials from both parties believe is required to stabilize our debt. so we've made progress. i still believe that we can finish the job with a balanced mix of spending cuts and more tax reform. the proposals that i have put forward during the fiscal cliff negotiations in discussions with speaker boehner and others, are still very much on the table. i just want to repeat, the deals that i p
Feb 6, 2013 10:00am PST
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Feb 1, 2013 1:00pm EST
outside the compoupd. police are responding by firing canons and tear gas at protesters. >>> energy secretary steven chew is the latest to step down after four years in the obama administration. the nobel laureate is one of the last cabinet members to announce plans to either leave or stay for a second term. >>> the mother of 15-year-old hadia pendleton is remembering her daughter, who was killed in chicago by gun violence a week after she performed at the president's inauguration. cleo, her mother, spoke to msnbc's the reverend al. >> you know, she had aspirations for being an adult, but, you know, she was just 15 and enjoying it. we talked to her about these years being some of the best years of your life and just enjoying. you are going to make a difference. she was hadea. she was special. >> in response to the latest wave of gun violence in chicago, mayor rahm emanuel announced that 200 more police officers will be leaving their desk jobs to patrol the city streets. sfwlirchlgt the most difficult moment for the state department under hillary clinton clearly was the loss of four